Dance and Dancers

Dance and Dancers was a magazine about ballet. The magazine was founded in 1950 by publisher Philip Dosse and editor Peter Williams.[1] John Percival edited the magazine from 1951 to 1995.[3][4]

Dance and Dancers
This is the first issue from the new publisher Brevet after the hiatus while Hansom was liquidated.
EditorPeter Williams
John Percival
Total circulation
First issue1950
Final issue1995
CompanyHansom, Brevet, Orpheus[2]
CountryUnited Kingdom

The publishing company, Hansom Books, folded in 1980 and the magazine was then relaunched under new management in the following year and continued publication until 1995.[3][4]


  1. Peter Williams (16 October 1980), "A magazine empire's sad decline", The Age
  2. Linda Keir Simons (1994), The Performing Arts: A Guide to the Reference Literature, p. 193, ISBN 0872879828
  3. The Oxford Dictionary of Dance, Oxford University Press, 2010, p. 116, ISBN 9780199563449
  4. "John Percival". The Telegraph. 22 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2015.

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